Death (2) ‎– Symbolic

Roadrunner Records ‎– RR 8957-1
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Symbolic 6:33
A2 Zero Tolerance 4:48
A3 Empty Words 6:22
A4 Sacred Serenity 4:27
A5 1,000 Eyes 4:28
B1 Without Judgement 5:28
B2 Crystal Mountain 5:07
B3 Misanthrope 5:03
B4 Perennial Quest 8:21



Recorded and mixed at Morrisound Recording, Tampa, FL, USA.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York, USA.

Made in Holland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: Side B: 08 27271 20 1B1 089571
  • Matrix / Runout: Side A: 08 27271 20 1A1 089571
  • Barcode: 0 16861 89571 6

Other Versions (5 of 56) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RR 8957-4 Death (2) Symbolic(Cass, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 8957-4 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
3984-15312-1 Death (2) Symbolic(LP, Album, RE, 180) Metal Blade Records 3984-15312-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
RR 8957-2 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records, Shock (2) RR 8957-2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 115 Death (2) Symbolic(CD, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 115 US 1995 Sell This Version


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January 14, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
Purchased the metal-blade vinyl reissue, sounds great! I was lucky to find it for an affordable price, wish I could say the same for the Human / ITP albums, which are rare as hens teeth on vinyl.


January 16, 2009

In my opinion, when it comes to Death, I find that Symbolic (album) is the only album to ever come close to the Human (album)-- scratch that. It's by far my favourite album from Death. I never thought anything would surpass Human, but then Symbolic showed up. :)

I found Scream Bloody Gore (album) and Individual Thought Patterns (album) to be disappointing, really. While there were a few tracks I loved (and still love), the albums in general were disappointing to me.

But, with tracks such as: Zero Tolerance, Empty Words and Sacred Serenity, Symbolic really brought Death 'back'. Chuck's great grunting ability and extremely progressive yet melodic guitar-play really make this album come alive. Death used session musicians during the production of Symbolic, and I must say they did a great job.

My rating for this album? 4.5+ out of 5.